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January 8th, 2013
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From:vixyish
Date:January 9th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
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I'm curious about that too. Although as far as I know, they can bill you all they like; if you haven't ordered/received the service you're being billed for, you can throw it in the recycling.

The company I work for regularly gets calls wanting to "confirm your Yellow Pages listing" and also "invoices" from the Yellow Pages. We do not and have NEVER had a Yellow Pages listing (we do business with other companies, not individuals, so such a listing would do us no good) but they will actually argue that point with me when they call. I trash the invoices and am short with the calls.

(One woman said in a scolding/threatening tone, "well if you don't provide this info, your Yellow Pages listing will be CANCELLED!" "As I've already told you we don't have one, that's just fine then.")

Edited at 2013-01-09 11:33 pm (UTC)
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From:ericcoleman
Date:January 10th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
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Intimidation and lies mostly. That works on an awful lot of people. You get a bill, then a threatening phone call from a "collector". And of course there are some folks who simply go "great, we can be on the internet yellow pages!"

As the saying goes, "there is a sucker born every minute". Nigerian bank scammers send out 100s if not 1000s of emails, they only have to hit once.
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